Sunday, June 30, 2019

June Confessions

The warm weather is here (finally) and that means patio reading, poolside reading, and beach reading season are here! I'd like to say that I read a lot this month, but sadly, I really didn't. I was very busy with end of the school year activities with my oldest son, sports for both of them, and weekend trips to the Pocono Mountains as well as the beach.  Busy, busy, busy! I better find more time to read next month, especially while I am on vacation.  Did you guys find more time to read this month or do you find that the summertime is just too busy?


Books Read in June:
1.  Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews (Adult Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
2.  The Husband Hunters by Anne de Courcy (Audio Book/ Non-Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars
3.  The Monster Catchers by George Brewington (MG Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
4.  Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand (Adult Historical Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come!)

Chapter Books:
1.  Ramona the Brave by Beverly Clearly




1.  Favorite Book: Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand is my favorite book of the month. It's a fantastic beach read and you guys know I love my historical beach reads.  I'm hoping she continues writing historical fiction, because I thought she captured the time period very well.

2.  Biggest Surprise: The Husband Hunters by Anne de Courcy was a big surprise for me. I listened to it as an audio book and since it's non-fiction I thought I wouldn't be as engaged as the other audio books I've listened to this year. That was definitely not true! This was very interesting and there's a lot of juicy details to keep you entertained.

3.  Biggest Disappointment:  Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews ended up being just an ok read for me. I was expecting so much more, but it was more of a mystery than of a beach read, which took me by surprise. I mean look at the cover?! The last novel I read by her was like this as well, so perhaps this is her new thing?

4.  Favorite Post: Blog Tour and Giveaway: Montauk

5.  Favorite Part of June: We love visiting the shore on the weekends and spending time with family, but we tried something new this month. We took the kids to the Pocono Mountains as they have never been there. It was a lot of fun to try something new, enjoy the lakes, and the mountain life. Have you visited the Poconos before?

What was your favorite book you read this month? Which one was disappointing? Let me know your thoughts!

4 comments:

  1. Fun month! Weekend getaways are the best. I pretty much exclusively listen to nonfiction books on audio, since my attention inevitably drifts and I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to follow a fiction book. And I also can't wait for the new Elin book, i just saw that my library acquired it!

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    1. I am starting to realize that non-fiction audio books are the way to go, because I am struggling with my current fiction audio book. I have to keep going back and re-listening to certain parts. Thanks for the tip and thanks for visiting, Michele!

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  2. I loved seeing all your vacation photos this month! So jealous! I've never been to the Poconos, but I would love to go someday. The hubby and I love hiking, so I think we could find some good places.

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela! If you and your husband enjoy hiking, you would definitely enjoy the Pocono Mts. Thanks for visiting!

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